Lyndon LaRouche and the ‘Nazi’ label

No doubt you remember the young woman from Barney Frank’s town hall meeting — the one who tied Democratic plans for health care reform to Nazism.

The NYT political blog, the Lede, notes that Frank’s interrogator turns out to be a follower of famed wingnut Lyndon LaRouche.

Writes the Lede:

For those unfamiliar with the range of his thinking, Mr. LaRouche also claims that the Queen of England is a drug smuggler, and recently suggested that “top circles in London, who are furious at President Barack Obama for flubbing the British demands to impose fascism on the United States,” may soon “attempt to assassinate the President.”

No one is more put out by the fact that Mr. LaRouche has received no credit for introducing Nazis into the health care debate than Mr. LaRouche himself. In a news release this month, his political action committee wrote, “Lyndon LaRouche and the LaRouchePAC are the source of the campaign to expose the Obama ‘health care’ policy as modeled on that of Hitler in 1939.”

The Anti-Defamation League helpfully published a new report on LaRouche and his followers late last week. As you can imagine, the ADL was more concerned with the use Hitler imagery than health care arguments:

Since May 2009, LaRouche and his network of supporters, many of which are part of the LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC), have focused on health care reform, producing signs, banners, pamphlets and other items that employ Nazi imagery, including the Hitler comparisons.

In a May 4, 2009, LPAC statement, LaRouche described the Obama administration’s health care proposals as “Nazi stuff…We’re looking for what is the difference between President Obama and Hitler on health policy. We’ve done a lot of research, and we’ve not yet been able to discover the difference.”

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August 25th, 2009
5:50 pm

I’ve known LaRouche supporters, and have gotten emails/phone calls from them. When I saw that video I knew she was a LaRouche supporter being cast as a rightwing looney. These people are mad.. they pander to the young politically naive kids.


August 25th, 2009
6:17 pm

The news media continues to give these people ink,or I guess it’s now bytes.They must be important.I’d let them fade into obscurity.


August 25th, 2009
7:25 pm

I thought he died

Will Jones - Atlanta

August 25th, 2009
8:01 pm

Raised and schooled by Jesuits and intimately connected to the Knight of Malta-led Roman Catholic CIA – which assassinated John Kennedy six weeks after NSAM263 ordered us out of the papal fiefdom of Vietnam, and to restore the Vatican’s bankers of the Fed to unconstitutional control of our money supply, ended by JFK’s EO11,110 – LaRouche drags “red herrings” toward every conceivable “conspiracy” to distract and mislead as a “vaccine” for those Americans who simple follow Our Founder and recognize the historical truth that “the real Anti-Christ” has been accurately identified: the sectarian faction, “Fifth Column” of the Roman Anti-Christ which has assassinated our leaders, taken us to false war to “divide and conquer,” promoted illegal immigration, and committed 9/11 after only the Roman Catholics on the SCOTUS illegally appointed a draft-dodging closet-queen to the presidency, whose father was a principal, with Richard Nixon, in President Kennedy’s assassination, and whose grandfather was Hitler’s banker.

Robert Reagin

August 25th, 2009
11:33 pm

That’s all one sentence ladies and gentlemen. Let’s hear it for Will.

Rob Moore

August 25th, 2009
11:45 pm

Holy cow. Is Will serious or just being sardonic?

Pope JFK Clintano Busho Rockefeller XXXVIII, via Rome and Will Jones' dental work

August 26th, 2009
1:17 am

Will is serious. He is bananas. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE WITH WILL JONES. Well, that what the sign on the door at the looney bin says.

Jim Callihan

August 26th, 2009
1:38 am

Ted Kennedy has died.


August 26th, 2009
6:36 am

Will is on an acid trip ! He’s all over the place ! RIP Ted Kennedy

Political Foreskin

August 26th, 2009
7:18 am

RIP Mary Jo Kopechne. May you finally rest.


August 26th, 2009
7:47 am

Too bad Will Jones didn’t carpool with Ted Kennedy and their commute involved 10 bridges.


August 26th, 2009
8:26 am

I remember Pelosi comparing legal demonstrators to the Nazis. It is a good day for America. Ted Kennedy has died. Now he can not change the law appointing a liberal into office in efforts to thwart voting an opponent in. What a guy! Yep, finally the Kennedy dynasty is over. Long live America.


August 26th, 2009
8:48 am

So Jim, what is the difference between the health care takeover plans of the Obama administration and the health care takeover in Germany by the National Socialist (i.e. Nazi) party? Or would you prefer to divert attention from a legitimate question by focusing on the questioner…


August 26th, 2009
8:51 am

What an unholy alliance, Republicans clutching their Dick Army produced brochure on how to disrupt a Town Hall Meeting and the Lyndon LaRouche space cadets, working together to prevent a civil discussion of an issue of vital importance to the American people.

Anarchy makes for strange bedfellows!


August 26th, 2009
8:54 am

Greg, do you believe that expanding health care will lead to the mass extermination of Jews?

Jerry Douglas

August 26th, 2009
9:18 am

For the first time in my 65 years I can understand how the anti-Semitism hysteria took over in 1930’s Germany. I watch the health care debacle with horror. The most outrageous lies, told over and over and ever more loudly by cynical people with a pulpit and a political agenda, are actually believed by the sheep. Obama death squads roaming about murdering grandmas and handicapped kids (thanks, Sarah!)Government takeover of all business and industry! And somehow the idea that Social Security and Medicare are not government social programs (are they then found in the 10 Commandments?.The 2000 election shook my faith, but now I’ve about lost faith in democracy.


August 26th, 2009
12:18 pm

Hey Y’all:

I told you the Republican Party has been infiltrated and taken over by the Ku KLux Klan and Nazi Party. Do not sleep on this and recognize. It appears they are playing a “bait and switch game” where they say the other party is them (Ku klux Klan/Nazi’s) while they try to assume the liberator role. When the hell did health care for the people become a Hitler program. Idf it s , then we got it going on all over the wprld. The placing fear inn the general public by associating Nazism to health care is an insult on the Ammerican publics intellegence. And those Americans who believe just wanted a reason to be against the Obama program regardless. I never knew American politics can get so low, and the people advocating that too. I, therfore, believe, “CHANGE” has come to America, to its detriment, especially when we, as the people, allow Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Party to espouse their rhetoric by hijacking a respected political party (The Republican Party) and using this party’s base as its platform. I know it is difficult for those who are righteous in the party to identify these individuals, but all they have to do is look at their deeds and what they say. Then you will know. they may talk USA but they are far from it. As Jesus said about they Pharisees “Do as they say, but do not do as they do”. They are hypocrites to what this country is about. TRUE AMERICAN REPUBLICAN, STAND UP AGAINST THESE DEVILS IN YOUR PARTY. THEIR INTENT HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO DESTROY THE AMERICA THAT WE LOVE THAT IS “FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE.” AND HEALTH CARE IS “FOR THE PEOPLE.” AS KING SOLOMON INTENT WAS FOR THE PEOPLE. WHO WILL BE BLESSED BY OUR GOD JEHOVAH?


August 26th, 2009
7:23 pm

Finally, Ted Kennedy did something good for America.